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different regional DVDs & DVD players...can my computer mediate?

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Hey guys. I have a dilemma here. I'm in the United States and was thinking about buying some concert DVDs from Europe. I know sometimes the European DVDs can't be played on US DVD players. I really want those DVDs in my collection and i have a few questions:
1) will they play on my computer?
2) will i be able to rip a copy, edit somehow, and then burn it onto a blank DVD disc so that it can play on my US DVD player?

Thanks for taking the time out to read my thread!!!

Edited by JaRvEy, 19 June 2010 - 07:37 PM.

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It really depends on your drive, because the US use NTSC regional encoding, and Europe uses PAL, it will only play if your drive supports multi-standard (NTSC and PAL.) If it is a new drive it will most likely RPC-2 (regional Playback Control) but you can change it to RPC-1, which makes it virtually region free, but this usually voids the warranty. Hope this helped, please write back if you need any more information :)
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